Ruptured intramuscular ganglion cyst in the gastrocnemius medialis muscle: Sonographic appearance

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  • Soonchan Park MD,

    1. Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #1 Hoegi-dong, Dondaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Korea
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  • Wook Jin MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Radiology, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #149 Sangil-dong, Gandong-gu, Seoul 134-727, Korea
    • Department of Radiology, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #149 Sangil-dong, Gandong-gu, Seoul 134-727, Korea
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  • Young Soo Chun MD,

    1. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University,#149 Sangil-dong, Gandong-gu, Seoul 134-727, Korea
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  • So Young Park MD,

    1. Department of Radiology, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #149 Sangil-dong, Gandong-gu, Seoul 134-727, Korea
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  • Hyun Cheol Kim MD,

    1. Department of Radiology, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #149 Sangil-dong, Gandong-gu, Seoul 134-727, Korea
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  • Gou Young Kim MD,

    1. Department of Pathology, East-West Neo Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #149 Sangil-dong, Gandong-gu, Seoul 134-727, Korea
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  • Ji Seon Park MD,

    1. Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #1 Hoegi-dong, Dondaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Korea
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  • Kyung Nam Ryu MD

    1. Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, #1 Hoegi-dong, Dondaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Korea
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Abstract

We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with a severe pain and a mass in the proximal portion of the medial calf. On sonography, the lesion appeared as a poorly defined hypoechoic lesion with interspersed muscle bundles. A total excision of the lesion was performed. On microscopic examination, the specimen demonstrated cystic lesions surrounded by fibrous walls within the muscle bundles. A ruptured intramuscular ganglion cyst diagnosis was made based on the histopathologic findings. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2009

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